teaching

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a: Teaching ~
b: bridge building

What:

"Small children are alert, curious, eager to investigate, playful. By the time they get to the university far too many of them doubt their own capacity to think, and see no connection between education and their real desires and fears. That is a calamity. The job of a teacher is to undo it (or earlier, to prevent it). Teaching is like bridge building. What is to be taught must somehow connect with what already matters to the student, yet of course something new must be learned."


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Writer: Hanna Pitkin
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 8 2014 9:36 AM



a: teaching kids ~
b: going on a bike ride

What:


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Writer: J.Hoffman
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Date: Nov 23 2015 4:14 PM



a: teaching math ~
b: teaching music

What:

"Even though it is hard, Math teachers must find ways to let the Math music flow around the room. What student wants to just manipulate letters and numbers and memorize steps? You want to know why many students say "I hate Math"? It is because they do not hear the music, all they are doing is writing notes."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 18 2016 7:55 PM



a: Teaching science ~
b: jazz

What:

"Teaching science is like jazz. I know where I'm going to start and I know where I'm going to finish. I just don't know where I'm going to go in between"


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Writer: Steve Spangler
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Date: Jun 10 2015 5:47 PM



a: teaching history ~
b: storytelling

What:

"If I stopped writing and didn't make movies I would be a history teacher in school because I love working with kids. Teaching history is like a form of storytelling telling these stories that happened in the past."


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Writer: Brandon
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Date: May 18 2016 7:52 PM



a: teaching cursive ~
b: teacing painting

What:

Neither is mandatory for writing, but it helps people as a form of self expression. See calligraphy. Cursive is like calligraphy with meaning.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 10 2016 5:24 PM


Teaching With A Metaphor

a: Teaching with a metaphor ~
b: eating a fudgy oatmeal cookie

What: Teaching with a metaphor is like a fudgy oatmeal cookie. The cookie itself should be enough and enjoyable on its own. The chocolate allows the student to hold it in their mouth and chew on it a bit longer.

Useful?
Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: LB
Where:
Date: Dec 19 2010 3:08 AM


Teaching Intelligent Design Is Like

a: Teaching intelligent design ~
b: teaching the flat-Earth theory

What: 'All in all, most scientists believe that teaching "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolution is like teaching the flat-Earth theory as an alternative to the round. But as science pollster Jon Miller of Northwestern University will tell you, one in five Americans believes the sun revolves around the earth."

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Writer: Ellen Goodman
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Date: Aug 7 2011 11:08 AM


Teaching Investing/frugality

a: Teaching investing/frugality ~
b: teaching religion or ethics

What: "Teaching investing-frugality is like teaching religion or ethics,if you happen to do a good job of it you are going to have parents complaining and saying it's not part of the curriculum."...

Useful?
Writer: DAVE -?
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Date: Feb 11 2011 3:19 AM


Creationism Is Like English Without Verbs.....

a: Teaching biology without evolution ~
b: teaching English without verbs

What: "Teaching Biology without Evolution is like teaching English without verbs...what's left are nouns and adjectives."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 7 2011 11:23 AM


Teaching Creationism Alongside Evolution Is Like

a: Teaching creationism alongside evolution ~
b: trying to ride a Big Wheel in the Tour de France

What: "But teaching creationism alongside evolution is like trying to ride a Big Wheel in the Tour de France. "

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Writer: Sarah Palin Thinks
LCC: L
Where:
Date: Aug 7 2011 11:36 AM



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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.